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Pressed by the weight of waiting,
bodies – weather worn, for want of warmth –
break their bones in the cold.

“Careful,” you said
“That almost meant something.”

We once cared too much.
Too touched to give completely
to something so temporary.

Carefree, I dread
it almost meant nothing.

© Emma Garland 2013

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Today’s featured poem comes From Emma Garland. A piece on the fear of losing love, Emma uses language sparingly and economically to convey her message. A depth of meaning contained within 4 short stanzas, which speaks to the reader of desperation, loneliness and resignation to ones situation. An accomplished, poignant piece of poetry.

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